Melmo27

284d

I think I need a new cardio mine that I just got told me pots has nothing to do with heart rate only blood pressure. Salt has no effect compression socks are a waste of time and hydration doesn’t effect it either way. Basically opposite of everything I’ve been told

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Dizziness

Chronic Tachycardia

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  • SAMHAIN

    284d

    So, this is the introduction to chapter one of "How I Switched My Cardiologist," right?

  • jazz1987

    284d

    Yeah get a new doc there are 3 different types of pots

  • SAMHAIN

    284d

    Wait, 3?

  • vee805

    284d

    Unfortunately doctors still aren't super educated on how pots works. I have been thru 4 cardiologist and I'm the one who pushed this dr to check me for it. He told me no he didn't think thats what it was at first and 4 months later I pushed for it again..took 2 and a half years to finally get diagnosed. I would definitely keep looking. Even try a neurologist if you have to

  • jazz1987

    284d

    Yes there's basic pots only heart rate Then the one with blood pressure issues And lastly the one triggered by messed up adderaline like when y stand up it triggers u to go into fight mode for no reason

  • SAMHAIN

    284d

    Mine does all 3?

  • LindsJ

    284d

    Blood pressure issues can occur in people with POTS, but it’s an entirely separate issue. By definition, POTS requires fast heart rate - that’s the “T” in POTS. You could still have autonomic issues if you had low/high BP without tachycardia, but it wouldn’t be POTS. Time to find a cardiologist who knows what they are talking about.

  • Sophg

    284d

    I believe this is known andregenic pots. Look into that

  • Sophg

    284d

    andergenic *

  • SAMHAIN

    283d

    @LindsJ 👑

  • vee805

    283d

    Heart rate will always be associated with pots. And everyone eith pots will either have high or low blood pressure at the time that their HR increases. Some have both.

  • SAMHAIN

    283d

    Not 100%, vee805. If someone has EDS and pots, sometimes when they stand and get lightheaded it may not be from the pots itself, but it may be from their veins stretching out and causing a longer distance from the blood that pulled in their extremities to travel to their brain, resulting in lightheadedness without the spike and blood pressure but still a loss in brain function. Your Meatsack May Vary 🙃🙂

  • SAMHAIN

    283d

    Pooled*

  • vee805

    283d

    Samhain, yes that's how pots works for everyone as far as pooling in the legs go and the blood not traveling upwards. Yes sometimes blood pressure doesn't change, but also it can drop or rise for most as well. They kinda go hand in hand. Whether you have eds or not. I'm specifically talking about pots and how it can affect the body.

  • Java

    282d

    I have only ever seen a neurologist for POTS (I have the more broad version called dysautonomia with more neurological components). Have you ever seen a neurologist for your condition?

  • SAMHAIN

    282d

    @vee, either something is wrong with the grammar in your response, or you contradicted yourself. A bit lost, but I get your energy more than your words. Sorry Daddy

  • vee805

    281d

    Samhain, I ain't here trying to argue about it with you. Clearly you are the pots specialist here lol.

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